Chicago Bears Stay or Go: Kevin Pierre-Louis

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Should the Chicago Bears bring Kevin Pierre-Louis back or let him walk in free agency?

Kevin Pierre-Louis jumped in to start the final four games of the Chicago Bears season, and ended up playing the majority of snaps in six games this year. It speaks a bit to the injury issues going on in Chicago, but also to the ability of Pierre-Louis to ascend himself from a late free agent signing to a starter in the NFL.

Pierre-Louis has played three years in Seattle, one year in Kansas City and a year in New York with the Jets, After a 2019 in Chicago, did he land in a spot where he will sign again?

Should the Chicago Bears re-sign Kevin Pierre-Louis in free agency or let him walk?


Aside from starting on the defensive side of the bal, Pierre-Louis adds special teams value. playing over 270 defensive snaps on punt, and kick offs as well as coverage units.

He is a sure tackler and adds value in terms of reliability, and special teams ability.

On top of that, he played well as a defensive player. That does not hurt his case, either. Sure, it was to run out the season, but he has shown veteran leadership and understanding that is NFL quality.

Pierre-Louis has been around the NFL. Teams know him. He is not going to break the bank in free agency. Bringing back a core special teamer and depth piece to a unit that is thin seems like a no brainer.


If someone told you signing Danny Trevathan and Nick Kwiatkowski meant losing Pierre-Louis, would you take that? Most fans would.

Trevathan will not make as much as the year prior. Pierre-Louis will make more. They will still not be close in salary, but how close does the difference have to be before you side with Trevathan?

Beyond that, Kwiatkowski is going to have a market this offseason. If the Bears want to pay a bit to retain him, it likely means offering Pierre-Louis a minimum salary deal.

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Pierre-Louis will come cheap, but may not be that cheap. The biggest con against Pierre-Louis are the logistics that come with keeping other players at a thin position.